If you are at least remotely interested in animation or watch educational videos on YouTube, you must have come across RSA Animate style videos. Doesn’t ring a bell? Here’s an example:
But why did we start talking about this? Many teachers ask us how they could use the animation kit in their classroom and this is a perfect example. Whiteboard animation is one of the ways to put the animation software into good use. To avoid repeating any information that’s already out there, we’d like to share with you this, great blog post which explains in detail how the RSA style animation can be used in a classroom.
Using animation in a classroom has obvious benefits for kids, such as learning to plan, organize, and work in a team. Paul Bogush, author of the blog post mentioned above, adds: “It was an easy way to make them visualize their information, make connections, and re-tell their facts in a story that had a very tight story line that flowed. All skills that would transfer nicely to any traditional essay.”
Click here for example videos of whiteboard animation made by these creative students.